Mobile Health Clinic | India

Jaipur, Rajasthan has one of the poorest health care infrastructures in India; consequently, it has among the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world (UNICEF). Health crew systems, although in place, are insufficient to meet demand, especially in rural villages. SCF funded the purchase a mobile health van, hired a doctor and support staff, and set up a mobile health clinic to serve the selected village, target in the poorest women and children in the most isolated and underserved areas. The goal of the mobile health van is to improve access to medical services for nine villages, with a total population of 65,000 residents in the Sanganer block near Jaipur. Specifically the objectives were:

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

To provide preventive and curative health services and development assistance to the same target population through health education programs, primary health care, health fairs, referral services, distribution of health information, education and communication materials, and to advocate with the local government private sector to improve and expand health services.

A full-time medical doctor, nurse, counselor and driver operate the mobile clinic. The clinic provides basic health services, direct referral serviced, health education, and outreach services including health fairs. The mobile clinic staff also provides training and advocacy to local government officials to strengthen and expand health care facilities in the communities.


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